Ham Related Events


Sep
26
Sep 28

Ham Days in Marion County, KY

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The last full weekend in September celebrates the Marion County Country Ham Days, a "Kentucky Top-Ten Event", hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with its business partners and volunteers. The festival welcomes over 50,000 visitors and acts as an agent for community empowerment. 

The event began nearly 40 years ago, and started with a mere six hams. Today, Ham Days serves over 6,000 pounds of country ham with over 1,000 of Marion County volunteers. At Ham Days, volunteers cook a country ham breakfast that is served to visitors under the Dunn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Breakfast Tent. For lunch or dinner, you can grab some beans and cornbread, a pork sandwich or a brat from the Knights of Columbus or steak from The Cattlemen’s Association. An ice cream, fried twinkie, gyro, funnel cake or the best hot dog in town are also served from our many food vendors. 

Ham Days contributes its success for having something to please everyone - be it the food, music or Arts and Craftsbooths, Market Place booths, Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show presented by State Farm Insurance, Erica Barnes Agent, the Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade, Carnival RidesFarmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Fun Run/Walk and lots of activities for children! Festival activities include a hay-bale toss competition, pedal-pull and multiple children’s contests dubbed with a ham-related themes….

*Click here to download a map and schedule of events.
*Click here to download the schedule of events

Jun
7
Jul 27

FOODshed at SmackMellon Opening

I'm very pleased to be in this group show at SmackMellon this summer. I'll be showing the first two videos of This Little Piggy and an electronic artist book titled, Sour Cherries 2012.

FOODshed

An exhibition of upstate/downstate NY artists who work with food and agriculture

Curated by Amy Lipton

Joan Bankemper/Black Meadow Barn;  Joy Garnett; Habitat For Artists Collective (Simon Draper, Michael Asbill, Carmen Acuna, Dan McGinley, Brandon Cruz, Jessica Poser, Lisa Breznak and Sean Corcoran); Natalie Jeremijenko; Kristyna and Marek Milde; Peter Nadin/Old Field Farm; Leila Nadir + Cary Peppermint (EcoArtTech); Andrea Reynosa, Brooklyn Grange and Alloy; Bonnie Ora Sherk; Jenna Spevack; Susan Leibovitz Steinman/Mona Talbott; Tattfoo Tan; Elaine Tin Nyo; Linda Weintraub

Click here for more info.

Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 7, 5pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: June 7 to July 27, 2014

SmackMellon is located at 92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

(John Street Pasture by Andrea Reynosa will close on July 13th.)


May
2
May 3

Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival

More info at www.hamandyam.com

The 30th Annual Ham & Yam Festival presented by Stevens Sausage will be throwing back to the 1980s and the origins of the festival with its free concerts on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3.

The Stevens Sausage Pavilion at the Neuse River Amphitheatre will be rocking when The Breakfast Club, America’s Favorite 1980s Tribute Band takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2.  The Breakfast Club brings real hair, real 1980s clothes, real vocals, and real music talent.  They are the real deal, performing live ‘80s pop “better than the original artists,” according to the Wilmington Star News.

The festival will close on Saturday, May 3 with a concert featuring Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band that starts at 8:00 p.m.  Selling out arenas around the world with their power-packed performance of the King of Pop’s expansive catalog of hits, Who’s Bad made a name for itself by studying Michael Jackson’s every original groove and gravity-defying dance move.

“Great tribute bands like Who’s Bad and The Breakfast Club offer an entertaining show and appeal to a wide audience with songs that everyone knows,” states Sarah Edwards, festival organizer and Interim Director of Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation.  “The energy both of these bands bring will have everyone on the hill singing, dancing, and moonwalking along.”

In addition to the free concerts, a full schedule of events on Saturday, May 3 will attract thousands of people to Downtown Smithfield, where the festival occupies several blocks.  Craft and commercial vendors line the streets, food vendors offer a variety of fair foods and menu items featuring country ham and sweet potatoes, and local bands and dance groups perform on three stages.  The festival features a barbecue cook-off, rubber duck race, 5k, and the always popular "What's That Yam Thing?" contest.

Apr
17
Apr 20

Bayonne Ham Fair (Foire au Jambon)

  • Bayonne France

Over the Easter weekend Les Halles and banks of the nearby River Nive play host to over 50 exhibitors who offer an insight into the production of their best hams and an opportunity to taste it - a delight for the senses! Displays of traditional music, sporting events and culinary competitions are packed into the 4-day event in the historic heart of the town.

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Sep
27
Sep 29

Ham Days in Marion County, KY

  • Marion County, KY

The event began nearly 40 years ago, and started with a mere six hams. Today, Ham Days serves over 6,000 pounds of country ham with over 1,000 of Marion County volunteers.

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Sep
12
Sep 13

Salt Festival at Salies-de-Bearn

  • Salies-de-Bearn France

Salt is an integral part of the history of the town: salted produce market, events... Sameau-carrier races (150-kilo containers in which the water was transported to have the salt extracted).

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Sep
6
Sep 22

Parma Ham Festival 2013 (Festival del Prosciutto di Parma)

  • Parma Italy

To be held from 6 to 22 September 2013, the XVI edition of the Parma Ham Festival, a major event in and around Parma to get to know and try the very best ham from Parma as well as appreciating the touristic and cultural beauties of the places.

“Finestre Aperte” (Open Doors) remains the most exciting moment of the festival thanks to its attractive power on visitors, whether they are experts or just enthusiasts.

All the ham factories of the local area of production will be open to the public to give visitors the chance to see the production process and take part in free tastings.

Parma Ham Festival is also an occasion to visit the production areas and discover how the product is made: free visits will be organized to the ham factories of the municipalities involved, also by shuttle buses to discover how Parma Ham is made.

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